Whether you have suffered an accident while on the job or have experienced an injury as a direct result of your employment, you could benefit greatly from aid provided by a Workers’ (also called workman’s) compensation program. Any business, no matter the industry or the level of skill, is required to provide a standard of benefits in the event that their employees might get hurt on the job. While it’s no secret that this is beneficial to their employees, establishing a workers’ compensation program can also significantly help a business. How?
Workers’ comp programs encourage employees to seek health care.
It’s easy to seek medical care that you suspect you might need if the financial burden has been lifted from your shoulders. Many people never seek out urgent care or visit emergency rooms for the simple fact that they can be incredibly expensive – even if you are insured. An established workers’ comp program will ensure that all your employees get the care they need quickly and are ready to be back at work as soon as they are able to, without worrying about who will foot the medical bill.
Workers’ comp programs require employees to follow up with physicians.
Part of the deal in securing benefits and payments for lost wages through a workers’ compensation program is that employees must follow up with physicians. Employees are required to get checkups and provide lab and test results with their employers to continue to secure financial benefits. This makes it easy for both the company to verify that all medical paperwork is accurate and in order and that employees get the attention they need to get healthy.
They lighten the burden of stress associated with missed work.
Ask any doctor and they will agree: a stress-free environment is the best one for recovery. While you are out of work, the last thing you should be worrying about is missed wages; how you will be paying rent, feeding your family, etc. A workers’ compensation program ensures your wages are paid while you recover, free of stress.
They cover necessary medical procedures.
If medical professionals do decide that you need a more significant medical procedure like surgery, or require extensive rehabilitation, a workman’s comp program will help with that. Again, too many Americans risk their health and forego getting expensive medical care each year due to medical costs. The sooner an employee can get the necessary knee surgery they need, the sooner they can return to work – ideally for many years to come, free of nagging health troubles.
At Endeavor Rehab Center, we work closely with the employer, insurance, and the patient, to make sure that everybody is on the same page – making sure that the worker is healthy and able to return back to a safe workplace. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our workers’ compensation program, call Endeavor Rehab Center at (512) 284-7192 or request an appointment online.